Microsoft Outlook is used by daily users and professional businesses alike due to its ability to connect with several servers and email accounts like IMAP, POP, SMTP, Exchange, and Office 365. Another great thing is that it is available for two major OS platforms – Windows and macOS. So, users can easily work on it and use their unique features.

When the users have a requirement where they need to connect Outlook for Mac with Office 365, then it is necessary to know the correct method as it needs sound information from both platforms.

Reason to Configure Office 365 in Outlook for Mac

There are not any particular reasons behind configuring Outlook for Mac. Every Mac user who uses Office 365 would want to configure Outlook for Mac in their system. However, users often configure their Office 365 account with Outlook due to various reasons:

  • To access all the Office 365 emails and messages offline
  • When Outlook for Mac is the primary email app for communication
  • To avoid opening Office 365 account again and again just to access emails
  • For better productivity and faster communication

Now, you know why people configure Outlook for Mac, so let’s move to Outlook for Mac for Office 365.

Install Outlook for Mac

The process of installing Outlook for Mac is simple and only takes a few minutes to get it in your system. But before we move on to the steps, you must make sure you are using the updated version of Mac. The steps to download and install are divided into two sections as per your requirements.

Note: When you are installing Outlook for Mac, two options will pop-up: a company key or personal product key or an Office 365 license that comes with the Office Suite downloadable version.

  1. Company or Product Key
    • If you own the product key, you need to follow this link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45492 & then tap on Download.
    • After a successful download, go to Finder and tap on Downloads.
    • Open the downloaded file Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg
    • As the installation wizard pops up, hit on Continue and let the installation begin.
    • Next, you need to fill in the Mac login details and finish the installation
    • Lastly, type up your product key and you are all set with Outlook on your Mac.
  2. Office 365 License
    • Firstly, visit Office.com and tap on Sign-in. Feed in your id and password.
    • Next, go to Settings and click the Office 365 Settings option.
    • From the Software tab, choose the option Install to start your download.
    • As we have the Microsoft_Office_2016_Installer.pkg file, access it and begin the installation.
    • Click on Continue to move ahead and installation will be done in seconds.
    • Once you get a pop-up quoting your Mac login password, enter your details and complete your installation.

Configure Outlook for Mac

To begin with the process, make sure you have installed Outlook for Mac on your system, and then you can configure it to access your Office 365 mailbox or Exchange mailbox.

  1. Launch Outlook for Mac and click Tools from the Menu bar.
  2. Click Account, the Add an Account window will appear on the screen; click Exchange or Office 365 from the options.
  3. In the opened wizard, add the details for your Office 365/Exchange account, such as:
    • Email address
    • Method
    • User Name and Password
    And then click Add Account.
  4. In the pop-up window, check the checkbox Always use my response for this server; then click Allow.

Your Office 365 account will be configured with Outlook for Mac. This method is helpful even when you’re already using Outlook for Mac with another email account.

However, if you don’t have an existing profile in Outlook for Mac, then all you need to do is launch Outlook on the system, and a welcome screen will be provided Add Account wizard. Select the account type you want to configure and then follow the instructions from the 3rd step mentioned above.

Conclusion

Outlook for Mac is ideally used by businesses that rely on the Mac system for their internal and external communications. Besides, it also provides connectivity to Exchange and Office 365 mailboxes in Mac environments. In this article, we covered how you can configure Outlook for Mac with your Exchange/Office 365 account, as well as we discussed the Office 365 configuration process Outlook for Mac.